We offer graduate scholarships to all qualified applicants who have an outstanding academic record. For questions regarding the Graduate Scholarship, please contact our Office of Admission at 1-877-ApplyRU.
Graduate Assistantship Program
Graduate assistants are students appointed to various positions in the University and have various responsibilities depending on placement. Graduate assistants are expected to work up to 17 hours per week in their position. The Graduate Assistantship provides tuition for up to 18 semester hours per academic year (36-hour maximum) including the summer semester, as well as a full-time stipend ($5,200) for fall and spring semesters. Typically, there are 10 half-time Graduate Assistantship positions available to first year PsyD students, which provides for a half-tuition waiver in the fall and spring semesters of their first year and a half-stipend ($2,600) in the fall and spring semesters of their first year. As part of the half-time Graduate Assistantship positions, students are expected to work 9 hours per week. Students who are accepted into the PsyD program are automatically considered for these graduate assistantship positions.
Work study is also available for graduate students at Roosevelt University. Students' eligibility is determined after the submission of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA®). If eligible, students may work part-time in various positions throughout the university for up to $3,500 per academic year.
Interested and qualified students, after completing a master's degree, may teach undergraduate psychology courses with the guidance of the Instructor Development course.
St. Clair Drake Center
Several of our faculty are affiliated with the St. Clair Drake Center, a multidisciplinary university center that seeks to support scholarship into African and African-American Studies across disciplines. PsyD students can apply to be a PsyD student St. Clair Drake fellow, which entails a commitment to fostering the health and well-being of African-American individuals, families and communities through one's clinical and/or research work.
Roosevelt University offers graduate students scholarships, assistantships, and work study opportunities. Our students have also received financial awards from the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunities Program (ICEOP).
Emphases in Child and Family and in Neuropsychology
Within our program, we also offer students the opportunity to gain advanced training and specialized experiences in the areas of neuropsychology and clinical child and family. Within the neuropsychology emphasis, students can take advanced coursework in clinical neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment, complete their practicum experiences at sites emphasizing neuropsychological training, and participate in research and complete their doctoral project on a topic relevant to neuropsychology. Additionally, we offer an emphasis in child and family, with opportunities to take advanced coursework in child and family psychotherapy and child psychopathology, complete their practicum training in sites that serve children, adolescents or families in multiple settings (schools, outpatient clinics, hospitals, community mental health centers), and participate in child and adolescent-focused research or complete their dissertation on a child and adolescent-related topic.
Students who complete at least three clinical child courses and obtain at least one year of child, adolescent, and family clinical training can apply for recognition of their expertise in clinical child and family through participation in the Clinical Child and Family Graduate Concentration.